Bellingham Public Schools
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Bellingham Memorial School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3310661 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 1, 2020 Starting Date: August 26, 2020

Job Description
Vacancy # 64

Date: July 1, 2020
Title: Foreign Language Teacher
Location: Bellingham Memorial School
Salary: As per Basic Teachers' Salary Schedule



1.Appropriate Massachusetts Teacher Licensure Foreign Language: Spanish Pre-K – 6 & 5-12 (French; Preferred)
2.Bachelor's Degree, Required. Master’s Degree, Preferred.
3.Demonstrated ability to read, write, understand, and speak the Spanish language.

REPORTS TO: School Principal

To motivate each pupil to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills in aurally comprehending, speaking, reading and writing
the Spanish language in accordance with each pupil's ability; to interpret to pupils the culture of the countries where Spanish
is spoken; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in Spanish communication.


1.Teaches skills and knowledge in the Spanish language to pupils utilizing course of study adopted by the School
Committee and other appropriate learning activities. Modern foreign language teachers (Spanish) teach aural comprehension,
speaking, reading, and writing.
2.Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with basic instructional philosophy.
3.Provides learning experiences that develop the basic communication skills, utilizing cassette recorders and other electronic
equipment as appropriate.
4.Provides individualized and small-group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
5.Instructs pupils in safe operation of electronic equipment used in language instruction and makes minor adjustments and requests
repairs as required.
6.Develops pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where Spanish is spoken.
7.Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
8.Evaluates each pupil's progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language in relationship to the
level being taught.
9.Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
10.Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning
11.Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
12.Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the School Department, and/or in
self-selected professional growth activities such as foreign language workshops.
13.Be a positive member of the school community
14.Assumes other general related responsibilities as may be assigned by the School Principal
15.Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School Committee.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Bellingham Memorial School!

Welcome Our Mission Through the teamwork of students, staff, parents and the community, Bellingham Memorial School will ensure a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment from which students will emerge as successful learners and respectful and responsible members of our diverse society. Our Vision Bellingham Memorial School seeks to establish itself as an exemplary middle school by developing programs that are developmentally responsive to the needs of our students. By instituting strong academic teams and a positive learning environment, students will be provided the framework to develop as life-long learners. The highest expectations for academic success, technological expertise, social and moral responsibilities and the maintenance of health, wellness and personal safety will be demanded of all students. Parents, staff and the community will work together to promote these ideals and to insure that each student has the opportunity to reach his fullest potential as a responsible member of our diverse society.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should submit a cover letter, via SchoolSpring. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application, and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Friday, July 10, 2020. Apply via SchoolSpring, Attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Lisa Surrette, Secretary
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-2330
    Fax: 508-883-2037